TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker or making a Paypal contribution here: paypal.me/SupportTMC

Good Window Tinting in St. Petersburg / Clearwater / Tampa Area

Discussion in 'Florida' started by zzzzdoc, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. zzzzdoc

    zzzzdoc Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2014
    Messages:
    183
    Location:
    Tampa Bay, Florida
    Two questions, really. What do people think is the best window tint to reject heat and not interfere with radio / key / Bluetooth, etc.. signals. I have Huber Optik on my Lexus, and AM reception was destroyed by it. I was looking into Prestige Photosync , 3M™ Crystalline Automotive Film, Formula One Performance Film.

    I really don't want it too dark, as I'll have issues seeing out of it. On the other hand, I'd love maximum IR blockage.

    Also, who do people recommend as a really good / best window tinter in the Tampa Bay area.
     
  2. MikeInFL

    MikeInFL Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2014
    Messages:
    136
    Location:
    Florida
    Precision Tint 727.385.8788

    They did Crystalline on my car and it turned out awesome!
     
  3. FLDarren

    FLDarren Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2014
    Messages:
    618
    Location:
    Seminole, Fl.
    Make sure you go with a ceramic tint. Metalized and dyed tint interfere with the cars wireless signals. I had mine done at Window Kote of Largo on Ulmerton and Seminole Blvd. I have Llumar tint on mine. Love it. Now that I've had mine done, I do wish I'd a gone darker. Make sure wherever you go knows how the window goes down as the door is opened.
     
  4. Lawsteve

    Lawsteve MCATDT

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2013
    Messages:
    533
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    I'm thinking about tinting also. Maybe we can get a discount if we both go at the same time. PM me if you would like to try to coordinate.

    Of course, my outdated and obsolete 2013 P85 might not be worthy of being next to your D.:smile:
     
  5. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin Model S Perf Sig 1055

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2011
    Messages:
    4,282
    Location:
    Sarasota, Florida
    I was pleased with the job Precision Tint did on my Model S as well.

    I prefer a light tint and went with 70% 3M Crystalline all the way around, including the windshield. I left the panoramic roof with just the factory tint.

    The tint has good solar heat rejection, but the windows and windshield look like they just have the original factory tint.

    Larry
     
  6. LoL Rick

    LoL Rick Like Buttah

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2014
    Messages:
    417
    Location:
    Land O Lakes, FL
    FIPete is associated with some folks in Tampa who did mine with Crystalline. I'm happy with it but the rear window does show a slight bluish hue from the outside, as someone complained about in the giant window tint thread.

    Pete did the tint along with paint correction, XPel, and Opticoat in the first week after the car arrived. Can't beat the convenience of one stop shopping along with Pete's excellent work and attention to detail. He's also a sponsor of the Florida section of this board, so there's a sticky thread with his info at the top.
     
  7. Great Dane

    Great Dane Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2014
    Messages:
    164
    Location:
    United States St Pete FL
    I had mine done by tint studio photsync
    35 percent all around
    and looks great
    you can check all our tint jobs on jan 8 at quaker Steak
    And we can look at your tiny frunk lol ( and massive dual electric motors )
     
  8. zzzzdoc

    zzzzdoc Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2014
    Messages:
    183
    Location:
    Tampa Bay, Florida
    Sob.... Frunk envy.

    It makes my frunk monkey more cozy, though.
     
  9. FLDarren

    FLDarren Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2014
    Messages:
    618
    Location:
    Seminole, Fl.
    It seems like you now have quite a few good choices. Now all you have to decide on is price. Check out the tint jobs this Thursday.
     
  10. getprotected

    getprotected New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2015
    Messages:
    1
    Location:
    Palm Harbor
    To answer Lawsteve's question, yes,Precision Window Films will give group discounts however the vehicles would need to be done at the same time or at least scheduled with a deposit.
     
  11. 2Ts4me

    2Ts4me Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2015
    Messages:
    19
    Location:
    St. Petersburg, FL
    Also, who do people recommend as a really good / best window tinter in the Tampa Bay area.[/QUOTE]


    Here's your guy: Apollo Window Tint: 727-372-5448. He's done 10 cars for me plus my home. Whatever he recommends is what you do.
     

Share This Page